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December 2016

Volume 99, Number 12

 
 

Complete issue

Archives

About RIMJ

For Authors
Author Guidelines
Copyright Transfer
Financial Disclosure
Letters to the Editor

For Advertisers

Editor-in-Chief
Joseph H. Friedman, MD

Associate Editor
Sun Ho Ahn, MD

Managing Editor
Mary Korr

Graphic Designer
Marianne Migliori

Advertising
Steve DeToy, Sarah Stevens

 
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24-page Special Section
Advances in Autoimmune Diseases
Guest Editor Edward V. Lally, MD

 

18

Newer Treatment Strategies for Autoimmune Diseases
Edward V. Lally, MD

19

Targeted Immunomodulatory Therapy: An Overview
Ashley L. Lefebvre, PharmD, CDOE;
Laura McAuliffe, P
harmD: PGY2

23

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: A Review of the Clinical Approach to Diagnosis and Update on Current Targeted Therapies
Joanne Szczygiel Cunha, MD;
Katarzyna Gilek-SEIbert, MD

28

Pemphigus: Pathogenesis to Treatment
Christopher DiMarco, MD

32

Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP): Clinical Features, Diagnosis, and Current Treatment Strategies
Jacques Reynolds, DO; George Sachs, MD, PhD;
Kara Stavros, MD

36

Autoimmune Cytopenias: Diagnosis & Management
Christian P. Nixon, MD, PhD; Joseph D. Sweeney, MD

 

CONTRIBUTION

41

Fibromyalgia Syndrome, A Geriatric Challenge
Julio C. DeFillo-Draiby, MD ; John S. Page

 

CASE REPORTS

45

Fournier’s gangrene of the penis in a 12-year-old patient secondary to phimosis
Luther Ward, MD, MPH, FACS; Daniel Eisenson, BA; Jean-Louis Fils, MD

47

Right in Front of Our Eyes: Evolution of Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome with Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
Salaheldin M. Elhamamsy, MD; Mazen O. Al-Qadi, MD; Taro Minami, MD; Marguerite Neill, MD

 

PUBLIC HEALTH

50

PUBLIC HEALTH BRIEFING
Ten Years and Growing: Medical Marijuana in Rhode Island – Where Are We Now?
James V. McDonald, MD, MPH ; Mike Simoli

53

HEALTH BY NUMBERS
Surveillance of Suicide and Suicide Attempts Among
Rhode Island Youth Using Multiple Data Sources

Yongwen Jiang, PhD ; Deborah N. Pearlman, PhD; Jeffrey Hill, MS; Samara Viner-Brown, MS

57

Vital Statistics
Roseann Giorgianni, State Registrar

 

COMMENTARY
(10-page section)

8

Medical Tourism
Joseph H. Friedman, MD

11

Dickensian Diagnostics:
Diseases of Christmas Past
What ailed Scrooge and
Tiny Tim?

Herbert Rakatansky, MD

13

Reconnecting with my Purpose in the Kingdom of Bhutan
Eric Cohen, MD

 

WE ARE READ EVERYWHERE
RIMJ readers' photos

17

New York, New York

 

RIMS NEWS
(7-page section)

58

Are you reading RIMS Notes?

60

Working for You

61

Weight + Wellness Summit

64

Why You Should Join RIMS

 

SPOTLIGHT

66

Body Worlds Exhibit: Anatomy Up Close & Personal
Mary Korr

 

PEOPLE
(7-page section)

75

Appointments
Recognition

 

HERITAGE

82

Dec. 7, 1941: 75 years ago,
Japan attacks Pearl Harbor

RIMJ launches special features: Doctors at War & Calling All Battle Stations
MARY KORR

 

IN THE NEWS
(complete 7-page section)

68

Alpert Foundation awards Brown medical school $27M
Funds will endow MD/PhD program; create Translational Science professorship

 

AMA Adopts New Policies to Support Medical Student and Resident Physician Wellness and Mental Health

70

Bradley Hasbro Children’s Research Center awarded $3.3M NIH grant to study effects of trauma on teens and value of social media in recovery

 

AMA Launches Textbook to Train Physicians on ‘Third Science’

72

Women & Infants Files Letter of Intent for Renovation of Labor and Delivery Suite

 

Stoico/FIRSTFED Charitable Foundation donates $1.1M for maternity care at St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford
Donation is part of Southcoast Health’s $25 million capital fundraising campaign

73

Drs. Gruppuso, Adashi question ‘residency placement fever’

 
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